Journal article

Tracking Scheme Dependence of Simulated Tropical Cyclone Response to Idealized Climate Simulations

Michael Horn, Kevin Walsh, Ming Zhao, Suzana J Camargo, Enrico Scoccimarro, Hiroyuki Murakami, Hui Wang, Andrew Ballinger, Arun Kumar, Daniel A Shaevitz, Jeffrey A Jonas, Kazuyoshi Oouchi

Journal of Climate | American Meteorological Society | Published : 2014


Future tropical cyclone activity is a topic of great scientific and societal interest. In the absence of a climate theory of tropical cyclogenesis, general circulation models are the primary tool available for investigating the issue. However, the identification of tropical cyclones in model data at moderate resolution is complex, and numerous schemes have been developed for their detection. The influence of different tracking schemes on detected tropical cyclone activity and responses in the Hurricane Working Group experiments is examined herein. These are idealized atmospheric general circulation model experiments aimed at determining and distinguishing the effects of increased sea sur..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, and their respective institutions for supporting this work. Suzana Camargo, Dan Shaevitz, and Kevin Walsh are supported by NSF Grant AGS 1143959. Suzana Camargo is supported by NASA Grant NNX09AK34G. Enrico Scoccimarro acknowledges support from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea under the GEMINA project. Thanks also to Sally Lavender of CSIRO for help with plotting software. We acknowledge also the support provided by Naomi Henderson, who compiled the HWG model output archive.